H&A Divisional Commencement 2022 - Great Hall Mural

H&A Divisional Commencement - 2023

The 2023 Division of Humanities & the Art Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!


The Divisional Commencement Ceremony:

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023

South Campus Lawn

Entrance at the southeast corner of Convent Avenue and West 135th Street.

10:00 AM

(Gates open at 8:30 AM)

Graduating students are expected to arrive at the Graduate Line-up area (see map below) no later than 9:00 am.

Graduating students must have a black cap and gown to walk in the Humanities & the Arts Commencement.

Tickets are required for admittance to the ceremony.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

The ceremony is outdoors on a grassy surface.

Guidance for Inclement/ Severe Weather Plan

All ceremonies will go on rain or shine.  Graduates and their guests should prepare for the possibility of inclement weather, bright sunlight, and extreme heat.  If rain is forecasted on the day of any ceremony, graduates and guests should come prepared with appropriate attire.  

In the event of heavy rain, an abbreviated ceremony will take place as long as it is safe to proceed. If there is severe weather, the ceremony will be cancelled.  Where possible this decision will be made in advance.


There is a ban on bags at Commencement.

The security of our students and their families is always a College priority.  To ensure guest safety and efficient entry into all commencement ceremonies, no drones, bags, packages, backpacks, umbrellas, or selfie sticks will be allowed into these venues during our main and divisional graduations.

Venues include The South Campus Great Lawn, Aaron Davis Hall, the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, NAC Amsterdam Room and Spitzer Gallery.

Those who do not comply with this directive will have banned items searched, and can expect to be delayed in entering the seating or marching areas. There are no provisions for checking these items.

Thank you for your cooperation at this important time.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you and/or your guests require accommodations for commencement activities (both main and divisional commencements) due to a disability, please go to The Accessibility Center/Student Disability Services’ Commencement Access page to receive information and request accommodations in advance of the ceremonies.

Map for H&A Divisional Commencement 2022




Beginning May 1st, order your tickets here:

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Log in to Campus Groups to find your tickets!


Each student may reserve a maximum of 3 tickets for guests.

Sign up here to be contacted about extra tickets if they become available: Extra Ticket Sign-Up.

Only students who graduated in September 2022,

or January/February 2023,

or applied for June 2023 graduation

may request commencement tickets through the link above. 

Each graduating student may reserve three tickets HERE.


Please RSVP by Monday, May 22, 5:00 pm


For more information about the Main Commencement, the purchase of cap and gowns, graduation pictures, and the yearbook click  here .

If you have additional questions or concerns, please see below for the contact information.

*Click here for additional information regarding the Main commencement ceremony



Cap and Gown Pick-up Days & Times

May 24th -  12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
May 30th -  11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Please check back regularly for updated information.

Last updated March 23, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Can students attend two divisional/school ceremonies if they double majored?

No, students are allowed to participate only in the ceremony of the division/school which is listed as the first major on their transcript.  For example, a student whose majors are listed as English and Psychology, in that order, would participate only in the Humanities and the Arts Divisional Ceremony.  

2) Where can students order and pick up their cap and gown?

Ordering information available here: https://groups.ccny.cuny.edu/commencement/cap-and-gown-information-/ (please continue to check your City College email for further updates or changes to the pick up location).


3) Do graduating students need a ticket to attend the divisional ceremony?

No, a graduating student's cap and gown acts as their ticket into the ceremony.  Tickets are for the graduate's guests. 

4) Can students RSVP for tickets to the main commencement ceremony through the Humanities and the Arts webpage?

No, the main commencement ceremony has its own RSVP ticketing system.  Please check your City College email regularly for information regarding the ticket process, you may also contact the Office of Student Life for any questions or concerns (Phone: 212-650-5002 Email: studentlife@ccny.cuny.edu " title="Office of Student Life"> studentlife@ccny.cuny.edu

5) Do infants or small children need tickets?

Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket.  However, they cannot occupy a seat.  

6) Where do students and guests enter for the divisional commencement ceremony? 

Students and guests enter at 135th Street and Convent Avenue.

7) Is there campus parking available for guests or students?

No, parking is not available on campus. We recommend that you start early and take public transportation, car-pool, or get dropped off if possible. The following is a list of public parking lots near CCNY.  Call ahead to check availability:
  • MPG Uptown 2, LLC 3333 Broadway (between 134th & Riverside Drive) 

(212) 281-0698  Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week.

  • MTP Uni Facility 631-635 West 131st Street

(212) 368-2579  Open every day from 6 am-9:30 pm

  • MTP Parking, 90 Old Broadway (between 131st & 133rd Street)  

(212) 280-7487 Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

  • Y&H Garage, 526-534 West 134th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)

(212) 862-3502  Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

  • MTP Operating Corp. 265 Edgecombe Avenue at 145th Street

(212) 234-9227  Open every day from 7 am-7 pm


Last Updated: 01/09/2024 10:07